Italian Comfort Food for Groups of Two or Four at Cuzzin’s Cafe in Des Plaines

Des Plaines

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Italian noodles take their names from their distinctive shapes—angel hair is thin and long, bow tie pasta is shaped like a tie, and elbow macaroni looks like a macaroni. Sample delectable shapes with today’s Groupon to Cuzzin’s Cafe's Des Plaines location. Choose between the following options:

  • For $15, you get $30 worth of eats and drinks for groups of two or more.
  • For $30, you get $60 worth of eats and drinks for groups of four or more.

Cuzzin’s prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere, with attentive servers slinging generous portions of hearty Italian comfort cuisine. Hefty starters kick feasts off in style with polenta and house-made marinara with crumbled Italian sausage ($5.95) and baked clams by the half ($7) or whole dozen ($14). Pasta and peas with prosciutto integrates penne and agli e olio sauce into the namesake mix ($11.95), and chefs sear and slice 8-ounce NewYork strips to hand-craft four steak sandwiches, including the Vesuvio, with signature sauce, optional onions, and a volcanic eruption's worth of flavor ($9.95+).

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Danny’s Cafe

Danny’s Cafe warmly serves what co-owner Carl Dote described as “Italian peasant food” on Danny’s Check, Please! feature. Their cooking aims to comfort, from generously stuffed artichokes to their signature fried-meatball sub. The hefty sandwich, highlighted on WGN, comes to fruition after staff members hand-form fresh meatball mix into patties and pile on fried peppers. Co-owner and chef Paula Dote told ABC’s “Hungry Hound” that when she and her husband bought the restaurant, she wanted to make exactly what she made at home, and indeed, she uses recipes from her mother and mother-in-law in all of her cooking and homemade volcano experiments. She ladles vodka sauce and crumbled sausage over homemade rigatoni, and layers provolone, parmesan, mozzarella, and ricotta in the four-cheese lasagna. Pork neck bones, one of Danny's more unique dishes, are served twice a week and praised by Hungry Hound for the tender meatiness resulting from hours spent simmering in spiced tomatoes. The eatery has also spawned relatives—appropriately named “Cuzzin’s Cafe”—that serve similar dishes in Des Plaines and Orland Park.

Reviews

I ordered the baked clams...the sauce was so wonderful I wanted to like [<i>sic</i>] my plate.

Anne J., Yelp, 6/4/10

The term " Italian comfort food " is right on.

Epicure S., Yelp, 11/20/10

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “Great friendly place, with excellent food.”

  • “Amazing Italian food and great service!”

  • “WE LOVE DANNY'S!! The restaurant came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The food is always wonderful and it is such a friendly place to visit. ...”

    “WE LOVE DANNY'S!! The restaurant came highly recommended to us and we were not disappointed. The food is always wonderful and it is such a friendly place to visit. It is a fantastic neighborhood restaurant that we definitely recommend trying!!”


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    Des Plaines

    1881 Oakton St.

    Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

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In a Nutshell

Generous portions of classic Italian comfort fare include pasta, chicken, steak & veggie dishes

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 26th, 2012. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid first Friday of each month. Valid only at Des Plaines location. 20% tip automatically included on full bill amount. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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